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symbolizes one of the bloodiest eras in history. the number of guns held still matters in afghanistan. this rally also -- wouldn't you like to be a fly on the wall of france's next cabinet meeting. francois hollande announces a new lineup that includes his former partner, segolene royal. aaron joins us talking about one of the biggest walkouts in lufthansa's history. >> bad news if you're planning to fly lufthansa over the next three days. the pilots of germany's biggest airlines are refusing to fly saying the payoff is not good enough. that means 4,000 flights canceled affecting some 425,000 passengers. welcome to gmt everyone.
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midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington and 8:00 a.m. in iquique, chile where tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes. a magnitude 8.2 earthquake that sparked a small tsunami. six people died, landslides have blocked roads and there has been electricity blackouts as well. president michelle bachelet declared an emergency, she's deployed extra troops. i can tell you the tsunami alert has been lifted. emily buchanan reports. >> reporter: ten to 9:00 in the evening, last-minute shopping before dinner and then suddenly the terrifying tremors. the ground shook as people ran out of this supermarket. the shelves shaking so violently goods were just thrown onto the floor.
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nearby in the port city of arica, all one woman could do was pray as her house shook precariously. outside you could hear the sounds of walls and windows breaking before the lights went out. the pitch darkness in this district was broken only by a huge fire. people were desperate to flee the area, but they faced mayhem in the streets. a few had been killed by collapsing walls or from heart attacks. it was very strong and it went on a long time, this woman cried. another said the police have told us to leave. but it was hard to find shelter. the hospitals themselves were being cleared of patients. the government has declared a state of emergency to stop looting. about 300 inmates escaped from a
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women's prison. chile's president michelle bachelet promised she would continue to work to confront the emergency and protect people and their families. scientists in california showed estimates of how a tsunami could roll across the pacific from the epicenter near the coastal line of iquique. the fault line here is prone to earthquakes. there have been several big ones over the last 100 years. they predict more. >> we expect another 8.8, 8.9 earthquake in the future. could be tomorrow, could be 50 years. we don't know when it will occur. >> reporter: so far for such a large quake the death toll has been low and the fears for a giant tsunami haven't materialized. emily buchanan, bbc news. >> we'll speak to a geologist.
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they say another earthquake could be in another hundred years or so. is it unusual to see a quake of this size in that part of chile? >> not at all, the whole coast of south america is no stranger to these large mega thrust earthquakes. this occurred on the tectonic plates to the west of south america. it's getting pushed down underneath south america. as these two plates slide past each other, huge amounts of strain can build up over many years, maybe tens, maybe 100 years. eventually that builds up to a point where it's suddenly released in the form of an earthquake. the plate boundary itself is highly segmented so different parts fail at different times depending on how much strain is accumulated. this particular part of the boundary was a seismic gap. there hasn't been any activity
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in a hundred years. but just around to the south there had been large 8-plus magnitude quakes. >> we've been hearing of quite big aftershocks. >> aftershocks are bound to occur after an earthquake of this size. the rule of thumb is after magnitude eight earthquake, you may expect aftershocks with magnitudes up to seven. so large magnitude seven earth quakes are entirely possible following this kind of earthquake and those themselves may cause further damage. >> what about what's happening at sea? we saw a tsunami, quite a small one. that alert is over now. could bit that the aftershocks cause anymore big waves. >> it seems unlikely that it would be big enough to generate a tsunami larger than the one generated in this earthquake, the tsunami generated by the 8.2 event. although there was quite significant waves off the coast near the epicenter, about two
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meters or so. it hasn't generated the kind of transoceanic tsunami with waves propagating off the pacific. >> thank you very much for joining us. let's bring you right up to date with other news now. the death toll from the mudslide which engulfed a town in washington state has risen. it's now 28. a statement from the coroner's office says the remains of 22 victims have been identified. 22 people are still listed as missile. egyptian state television says a police brigadier general has been kald and four officers injured in two blasts in central cairo. security officials say the roadside bombs exploded. an environmental protest turned into a riot in the
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southern city of mao ming as serious criminal behavior. this violence broke out on sunday night during a rally against the construction of a petrochemical plant. smaller protests have since continued. some reports say four protesters have been killed. malaysia's head of police said none of the 227 passengers are suspects in the disappearance of mh370. that means investigators are yet to find any motive to the mystery. meanwhile, research off the west coast of australia continues. let's remind you of what we know exactly about mh370 and what the searchers are up against in the race to find the policing plane. here is jonathan head. >> reporter: just what happened to malaysian airlines flight mh370? the plane carries 239 passengers and crew left kuala lumpur 41 minutes past midnight on march 8 on route to beijing. about an hour into the flight,
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one of the plane's vital communications systems sent what would be its last message. 12 minutes later someone believed to be the copilot told air traffic control "good night malaysian 370." it wasn't long before the plane's transponder which communicates with ground radar stopped. the plane did not check in with vietnamese air traffic control. it was then detected by a malaysian military radar flying west before heading out over the indian ocean. that was the last time flight 370 was seen. despite disappearing from radar, the plane continued to ping its location for every hour for seven hours after communication with the ground control. this suggested the plane traveled in one of two flight corridors, north or south. one north between thailand and
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kazakhstan, the other south between indonesia and the southern indian ocean. recent analysis suggests there was one last partial handshake with the satellite eight minutes later. by crunching the numbers, engineers concluded that the plane ended its journey in the southern indian ocean. now the hunt is on to find and retrieve the aircraft's black boxes which hold the secrets of cockpit communications and the flight's data. attached to the black boxes is an underwater locater beacon. this emits ultrasonic pings every second for around 30 days before the battery starts to die. to find them an australian naval ship, probably "the ocean shield" will slowly drag an underwater poeed pinger locater.
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an underwater drone equipped with sonar and cameras, the blue fin 21, will also be deployed. it can scan the ocean floor to a depth of 4,500 meters. search teams hope this will help us to understand the fate of the 239 people on board flight mh370. >> jonathan head there. it is the last day of campaigning ahead of saturday's crucial presidential election in afghanistan and the security threat is ever present. in the last hour and a half or so we've been getting details of a blast that has rocked the interior ministry in the center of kabul. the interior minister, of course, oversees all the afghan police. the details are just coming into us at the moment. what we're hearing is a suicide bomber who was wearing a military uniform went to the entrance gate at the interior ministry and then detonated his device. the latest report we're getting from agencies in kabul is that four police officers have been
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killed. obviously it's a scene of chaos and disarray at the moment. those details are coming in to us, four killed by the suicide bomber. that threat facing the election is ever present as i mentioned. the taliban has already again warned today it would target voters on saturday, election workers, polling stations as well. our chief international correspondent lyse doucet is in afghanistan for us. she takes a look at two of the candidates who are vying to be president. >> reporter: the crucial election is approaching. afghans are determined to take part even in kandahar, the spiritual home of the taliban who threaten to disrupt the process. but they haven't succeeded. crowds have turned out despite the risk for every candidate who has come here. this time it's a big rally for ashraf ghani ahmadzai, former finance minister and world bank official.
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but in this peshtune stronghold, he's emphasizing his tribal credentials. he's saying he can bring peace to an area that's seen the worst fighting. but why would the taliban want to talk? >> the reason they've talked to us is the context is different. the national forces are not here in the kind of numbers that made them doubtful that they will ever leave. we have succeeded at the military transition. we have brought about a massive participation of the public in this election. democratic process is gaining ground and working. so the mandate that we will have is a very different mandate. >> reporter: we drive north of kabul to a rally for a candidate who believes the best people to run afghanistan are the men who fought its wars.
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abdul rasul sayaf is an islamist scholar, one of the most notorious warlords. in the past decade he's been useful to the west. in this election he's even talking about women's rights. >> how is the campaign going? sxwl i will meet you. >> reporter: sayaf only moves with his private army. he fought against the taliban in this area. he's still at the top of their hit list. look at the crowds that have gathered here at this rally, the man who symbolizes one of the bloodiest eras in afghanistan history. the number of guns held still matters here in afghanistan. this kind of rally emphasizes that having guns is no longer an option. his rally brings out the men they call mujahideen. they fought against soviet troops. this isn't a gathering of
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soldiers. they're devotees. the mujahideen aren't playing a big enough role in government he tells them. it's not enough to just be the army and police. he says men like him are misunderstood. >> we guided our nation in a very bad situation in the days of the war when we were able to rally the nation in that situation, then to guide it in the smooth situation, it is 10,000 times easier than that time. >> reporter: in kabul's morning rush hour, these police stand guard, just to salute official vehicles as they go by. behind them in the shadows are the unemployed. they look for vehicles offering work. there's less work, less investment, less aid as foreign troops pull out. no matter what kind of leader emerges, they'll face the toughest of tasks.
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lyse doucet, bbc news, kabul. >> we'll be broadcasting reports of other candidates and challenges ahead of that poll here on "bbc world news." we will, of course, bring you extended coverage of voting on saturday. lyse and the team will bring you updates throughout the day here on "bbc world news." just to bring you some more breaking news we're getting from cairo. i told you a few minutes ago about the two blasts that have been heard in cairo today. a police brigadier general has been killed. others injured. we're now hearing there has been a third blast at cairo university. this is coming from ap. security officials not giving much details. the earlier bombs exploded second apart and targeted riot police stationed outside the university. the news coming to us on two agencies that we've just had a third explosion outside cairo university. as soon as we have more details,
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segolene. president francois hollande says he's bringing his former partner segolene royale into the cabinet. let's get the latest from our correspondent hugh schofield. manuel bars was only installed yesterday. he's been quick getting this cabinet approved by francois hollande. what's being made of this juicy detail that segolene royale is back in the cab netted. >> it is interesting. a lot of media attention on that, particularly the
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international media. it's interesting, isn't it? she's his former partner, the mother of his children. they split up seven or so years ago. francois hollande had this relationship with valerie trierweiler which ended a few months ago due to his relationship with the actress. journalists are saying since francois hollande and valerie trierweiler that's allowed a reprush more to take place between his partner and segolene royal. i think one has to step back and say at the same time that segolene royal is an important political figure in france. she did run for the presidency. she has a large amount of support. she's taken a step back from
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politics. that means she's untainted, if you like, but the unpopularity of the government for the last two years. it does mean that coming back into the cabinet, she does allow a kind of new energy to bring her kind of crowd, if you like, her socialists into the fold. it's an important step and she's got this big, big portfolio, energy and ecology which is interesting because that's a job that could have gone to the green party. but the greens have walked out of the government. the greens have said that they can't work with manuel. he's far too right wing. they walked out and that's left this big portfolio for segolene royal. >> hugh. the other big appointment is the big finance minister. what a job he has against him. here in uk the talk of the town is about air pollution. parts of england are being warned about abnormally high levels of it.
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people are saying reduce your physical exertion, particularly if you're going outdoors. jenny hill has more. >> reporter: good morning from the city of birmingham, situated right in the heart of england, much of which is being affected by very high levels of pollution today. you can probably see the plur kiness of the morning here in birmingham. you can feel the pollution in the back of your throat. we've been here for a couple hours. my nose is starting to run, my eyes feel watery. it's a very tangible thing. it's all caused by a saharan dust blown in along with pollution from main land europe. it's creating a bit of a perfect storm. not a great deal of wind to blow that pollution away. at the same time there's high pressure sitting on top which is trapping the pollutants. it makes for a pretty unpleasant few days for many people in many parts of the country. i want to introduce you to
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professor rob mckenzie, an atmosphere scientists. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> reporter: how concerned should people be about this? >> i think those people in vulnerable categories. that's people who have a pre-existing respiratory problem and the elderly should be paying heed to the advice going out across the media today. >> talk about solutions. is this something that can be tackled by individual countries or realistically we're look looking at a more -- >> as we stand talking, we're breathing in pollution that's cooked up over a couple of days has it's traveled pack cross from continental europe. we need continental wide regulation and solutions to these problems. also i think we need to think about this not just in terms of a class of solutions, but really reconfiguring the way we build our cities. london's art market is among the largest in the world. a boom in property prices is
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putting its future at risk as emily thomas reports. >> from pupil to master, nearby, the latest work is on show. >> reporter: the heartbeat of mayfair for more than a century. these galleries launched the careers of some of britain's greatest modern painters. most of london's booming arts trade flows through these streets, but that could soon change. as property prices around the capitol soar, rents around here are reaching record levels. it's international fashion houses who can afford to pay them. attracted by the status of a mayfair address. >> the system will increase rent to whatever the highest rent that's been achieved in the streets. if luxury hand bag manufacturer comes in, desperately wants to be in mayfair and pay three times the going rent, that means
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every single tinker, tailor, candlestick maker pays. >> reporter: there are around 200 galleries in mayfair and sabt james. there proximity is a major draw for art collectors. >> coming the london and walking around this area and seeing such an extraordinary collection of art dealers, i don't think there's any other city in the world where art dealers are quite so top class, quite so concentrated together. >> reporter: gallery owners worn of a mass exodus in the next couple years if rents continue to rise. the local council is assuring that new developments reserve some space for galleries but its powers are limited. >> this government has always said they want to allow more freedom in what you can do in your own premises. if you have a shop unit, the government says you can change it to whatever you like without meeting our permission.
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where the little things mean everything. you're watching "bbc world news." i'm lucy hockings. in this half hour, killings, looting and sexual violence. officials say the crisis in the central african republic is getting worse by the day. ban ki moon has called for strong action. but what are leaders prepared to make. britain's best known choreographer matthew borne is on a mission to get more boys dancing. we'll find out how he's doing that coming up. aaron is back, the tech
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world all a flutter. is this to do with amazon? >> this is what everybody is excited about. could the online retailing giant be jumping on the tv streaming bandwagon? we'll find out in a few hours' time. the question is why does a company that dominates online retail feel it needs to compete with video on demand. i want to bring you up to date with breaking news we are getting from cairo. we are now hearing that one person has been killed in that third blast at cairo university. this is coming to us from the reuters news agency. these are pictures that we received earlier from cairo. there were two bomb blasts just before this third one. one of them killed a police brigadier general there. no immediate claim of
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responsibility for the violence but we can tell you islamist militants had carried out similar operations against police and soldiers. these pictures are from one of those first two explosions. but the news is coming to us now that there was a third explosion outside cairo university and one person has been killed in that explosion. so quite a scene of chaos there. some of the reporters covering those initial lasts already tweeting and talking about how shocking it was to be down there covering the first two explosions when they heard the third one go off. as soon as we have more details, we'll bring them to you. to the c.a.r., 19,000 muslims are set to be under threat according to the u.n. trying to evacuate them. it says the only thing preventing them from being killed is a handful of french and african peacekeeping troops. the deteriorating situation in the country is to be discussed at a special meeting today of
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european and african leaders in brussels. but will they reach some resolution to tackle the unrest? let's have a quick look at where the conflict stands right now. fighting between christians and muslims broke out in march last year after rebels ousted the president. 6,000 african union forces and 2,000 french troops have been deployed in the country. they are struggling right now to control the violence. as i mentioned, the u.n. says it's trying to relocate 19,000 muslims who are under threat from christian militias. with me is the bbc swahili service. kasim, thanks for being with us. before we start talking about what's going on right now, you've just returned, remarkable footage you shot, scenes you saw. let's remind our viewers of the time you spent there. >> reporter: it's a race for
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life for thousands of muslims in the central african republic, the old, the young, the women, all rushing to safety. their fear is not unfounded. christian militia are on a killing spree, handing muslims wherever they can find them. peacekeepers are forced to intervene to stop them. this is just one of the violence. these people are hiding in shacks. some pretend to come for church services and in the process they want to kill them. these are the lucky ones. many didn't get a place on the trucks, they remain trapped in bushes and in a few churches. even for the lucky ones, the 650-kilometer journey to the cameroon border is dangerous, but not compared to the al
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attorneyives. >> kasim is with me now. when you read what aid agencies are saying, the language is so dramatic. the one thing they're saying is it is getting worse every single day. what is happening there right now? bring us up to date. >> the situation is getting worse. more killings going on even within the capital where a small number of peacekeepers have managed to control the situation. but still the killing is going on. that gives you an idea of what is happening in a countryside where you don't have any peacekeepers. there have been calls for more peacekeepers to be brought in. the numbers we've seen, a group from the european union arrived yesterday, they are still small compared to the size of the country and the magnitude of the problem. >> we're hearing this news today about 19,000 muslims under threat from christian militia. the u.n. says they're trying to move them. >> i think the position has been to move them to the north of the country where it's predominantly
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muslim. the process is what will that meet in the medium term to the long term. in the short term they might be safe, but they will divide the country into two which is what the president has been avoiding very much. the north is predominantly muslim. the south is predominantly christian. if they locate them to the north, what sort of message will that send? i think that is still a dilemma. they need to move them somewhere and many have been fleeing not only to the north of the country out of the country to neighboring countries there. >> here our leaders are meeting in brussels today. they say they're going to make the c.a.r. one of their top priorities. what do they need to do urgency to bring some kind of security to the country? >> i think the smart thing would be to try to push more troops into -- peacekeeping troops into the country, to try to bring in a sense of order before anything else can be done. but also, the need for money. a lot of aid commitments that
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have come from the international community are never full fid. only 20% has been delivered. for the president, she needs to pay salaries for government employees. since october of last year they haven't received any salaries. ha is quite crucial. form any sense of order to be in place, she needs to be able to show she's able to deliver. that's one very important thing. but the last thing and most importantly, we're getting mixed messages from the international community. on the one hand you're hearing the u.n. and u.s. agencies coming in and saying this is near genocide that is happening. this morning on the bbc, the head of the human rights is saying we've not learned anything from rwanda. we're almost sliding into rwanda situation of 1994. she's saying we haven't learned anything. from other international countries, the world is saying that the situation hasn't reached that level. we're sort of getting mixed messages. the international committee is trying to avoid taking
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responsibility for what is happening in the c.a.r. because they're committed elsewhere or it hasn't reached the international level. >> are there any basic services operating in the country? >> there are hardly any services. at least in the capital, the water supply system has been brought back. some food is arriving thanks to the convoy, the african union convoy running between cameroon. the country depends for almost 90% of its needs from neighboring cameroon. that's 650 kilometers you need to cross to get any goods in. a sense of some order is beginning to come, but it's thanks to the international community and the peacekeepers there. without them, i think the situation would have been totally different. >> let's find out what the international commitment could be in the coming day. we'll take you to brussels and join bbc's matthew price who is following developments there. matthew, kassim telling us how bad the situation is in c.a.r. and what's need friday the
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international community to bring some kind of stability. one of the key points he made is the lack of a well-formed message. are we getting some kind of firm commitment, firm message from leaders in brussels? >> reporter: you're going to get a firm message out of this summit, the need to noek cuss on what's happening there. in terms of some of the things that he was saying are needed, more troops, peacekeeping troops and more money in the form of aid money, well, that is being provided by the eu. but, and it is a huge but, it's not perhaps what everybody hopes the eu was going to be doing when it first announced late last year it was going to get involved. it took many more weeks than expected to get the right number or certainly a minimum number of peacekeeping troops that they could deploy to the central african republic. when i asked one of the spokes people here about when those troops will be deployed, the mission was formally agreed on,
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when will they deployed? they don't know that. william hague arrived. britain gives a lot of money to africa, so does the european union. i think the european union is the biggest donor of aid to africa in general. the sums you're talking about are not huge. certain any the context of the whole continent, specifically right now in the context of the central african republic. i think it could be argued that, yes, they're doing something. because of political reluctance here in europe, because of the limits on spending that have been imposed across the continent that is having to cut back on government spending, because of many, many things, there is not actually the commitment to sending peacekeeping troops into the central african republic that many would have hoped for. >> matthew, thank you for the update. kassim, thank you very much for joining us. you can get more information on the crisis in the c.a.r. on our website. lots of details, stories,
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pictures, videos as well. and the latest of what is happening in brussels, what matthew is talking about, the european union summit taking place there. some further updates out of kabul for you. this is coming to us from bbc monitoring actually saying the taliban has just claimed responsibility for that suicide attack on the afghan interior ministry that happened about 2 1/2 hours ago. the taliban spokesman has said in a telephone call to the private pakistan-based afghan islamic press news agency that it was responsible just to remind you, this was a suicide bomber wearing a military uniform. he approached the gates of the interior ministry, detonated the device. and the latest we're hearing from kabul is that six police officers have been killed. for all of us in context, security of primary concern
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because we have that crucial presidential election taking place in afghanistan on saturday. time now to catch up with the business. aaron is with us now. a massive walkout at lufthansa. >> quite possibly the biggest walkout in lufthansa's history. thanks, lucy. yes, luff stan is a and subsidiary german wings not a good day, three days possibly because a three-day pilot strike kicks off right now. nearly 4,000 flights will be canceled. this, of course, needless to say is a headache germany's biggest airline could do without. it will hit them right where it hurts, right in the pocket. lufthansa stands to lose tens of millions of euros, possibly daily. the cockpit action represents most of lufthansa's near 5,500 pilots.
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all this is because lufthansa scrapped a retirement deal and the pilots say they don't believe the payoff is good enough. our correspondent steve evans has the latest. >> basically lufthansa signaled disruption, more than 100,000 text messages sent out, e-mails have been sent out so the passengers have stayed away. they may rebook or may simply get their money back. it is certainly a disruption to lufthansa's profits. we don't know the figure, but it must run into tens of millions of euros. in terms of passengers, they are taking the train or they're sitting at home and postponing journeys. there is a fear that some transit passengers will land on some airlines and then find that the flight onward with lufthansa is simply not available. so there are camps based in some of the bigger airports like frankfurt and munich. 900 flights canceled so far eefr the three days and actually the saturday because, though it's not a strike day, there will be
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planes in the wrong place. 4,000 flights canceled, not going to take off. clearly that's a hit for the company. >> it could affect more than 400,000 passengers as well. let's stay with airlines. according to a new report, we're entering the golden age of travel. what does that mean i hear you ask? apparently it means in the next ten years, the number of people traveling is set to increase to such an extent that the growth in travel will outpace global economic growth. interesting stuff. let's get more. senior board director am amadeus. great to have you with us. amadeus one of the airline booking platforms. holder, in the report it says big changes are forecast. just briefly, what are the changes? what are we talking about? >> thank you. you already mentioned one change which has spent growth rates of
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post financial crisis are supposed to be higher, will be higher than pre financial crisis. what you mentioned was the age of the golden decade of travel. basically we're talking about a more than 5% growth rate compared to global gdp forecasted to be 3.4. this growth mainly driven by the evolution of the chinese market, but also other markets. india, russia, et cetera, where a larger share of the population actually has access to more disposable income. that's number one. number two, we see a convergence of the airline business models from the full service carriers to the local carriers. we see a blurring of the business models, and number three, one of the big findings and one of the growth goals in the next five years, the wish and the opportunity of seeing less travel. >> we have the chinese and other emerging markets that may take center stanl. you mentioned airlines.
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while we're on that subject, we've been talking about the lufthansa strike. here is the problem, for a lot of the older legacy carriers, they have to adjust their business model to compete with, as you mentioned, the low-cost carriers and some of the newer airlines emerging out of the gulf state. they just can't compete as they stand today. >> clearly a very interesting question. we at amadeus believe the growth piece -- this is also confirmed by the report -- the growth piece actually happens on the international traffic. where it's difficult to make viable economic on the intraregional and domestic travel. so clearly the legacy carriers, as you call them, have the challenge of starting to funnel global passengers into the network because domestic travel may not be as effective anymore. more and more of domestic travel will be part of ground transportation. so flying internationally is
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important and funneling passengers into a global source markets and distributing them to global destination markets will be the future of a successful airline. >> holger, we appreciate your time. thank you for your input. let's talk about this buzz, the big buzz in the tech world. later today the internet retail giant amazon is going to reveal a new piece of kit. it's expected to be some kind of video streaming device, putting it in the same competitive field as al's apple tv and google's chrome cast. it may include gaming features. why does the company that dominates online retail feel it needs to compete in video on demand? have a listen to this expert. >> everything is about the internet now. for example, basically online viewing has wiped out the video
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rental industry. you can't go and rent a dvd and mostly can't buy dvds. that's been replaced by online staff. all the broadcasters have the online video streaming service. you can spend your entire life watching a laptop and not your television if you want to. kindle owners make amazon twice as much as non-kindle owners. people who use kindles are not just buying books, but other services. kindle is a gateway into their mind. amazon wants to do that as well. the rumor is it may be selling gaming services, probably more like pocket video games than the big stuff. and there will be other services they'll be selling. it will be a gateway to people. it can send you stuff for a long time. >> we'll bring it to you here on "bbc world news." follow me on twitter.
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hello, i'm lucy hockings. the top stories at this hour. this is the moment a massive earthquake hits chile. at least five people have died and tens of thousands have fled their homes because of tsunami threats. a third blast in central cairo. the first two explosions killed at least two people. matthew borne britain's best
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known recruiter has recruited more than 300 dancers for his latest tour of "lord of the flies." most of the cast members in his latest project have no professional dance experience at all. >> the staff are quite happy. it started getting a bit savage. nearer to the end, just change and they start getting really, really cannibalistic. >> i thought if we would incorporate professional dancers with young men, boys, it would need to be a subject that would work for them, all male subjects. "lord of the flies" with its story of a bunch of young men who turn savage form gangs, it seemed to be something that i thought young people could
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identify with. >> they narrowed it down to about 200 i think. and then the audition was in sulford. they narrowed it down to 24 for the company now. >> the boys that got in, they start at 10 and go up to 21. there's eight professional dancers working with us as well. >> this is absolutely an opportunity for boys to get involved in something that seems incredibly cool and requires a lot from them. it's not easy. but they've got these great professionals working alongside who should be the sort of guys they can look up to and think, well, that's absolutely what i want to do. if i can train a little bit more, i can be that. it has to be within the helm of
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possibility. i think it absolutely is. >> before i thought i was an okay dancer. now thinking about it, i'm learning a lot more. there's still so much more to improve on. >> started quite slow at the beginning. there was rehearsals here and there. now it's every day. even get time off college, so it can't be bad. >> the key word is passion i think for us. it could be a little boy who has started doing ballet classes. we're not going to rule those out either. but people at different stages of their development as performers and people doing it as a hobby and they may be thinking of taking it further. it's about that i think, much more than we're just going to pick the best people in the room. we're going to look like the ones who look like they want it the most. >> stepping up to this level now, it's kind of just hit me, got to be professional about everything, got to learn at a very fast pace. >> very excited.
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i think pretty much everyone in my family has bought tickets. >> i might be talking to you in a few years' time and saying we're doing this new production of whatever it may be and these two guys were actually in "lord of the flies" a few years back. do you remember? i hope that's going to happen as well. within the context we will find talent. also there will be boys who just get an amazing experience from it and it will give them incredible confidence and new possibilities in their lives. >> inspirational approaches from choreographer matthew bourne. a quick reminder of the breaking news this past hour on gmt. a third explosion rocked cairo university. that's come up as twin blasts which killed a police brigadier general. what is not clear is if there are anymore casualties.
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